Maintaining a Power Plant with Humidity Control

When left unchecked, humidity within a power plant can have disastrous consequences. Moisture in the air can cause severe worker discomfort, provides the perfect environment for dangerous corrosion, and can ultimately be responsible for premature equipment failure.

It’s obvious to see why keeping power plant workers is important, but did you know that work output decreases 40-50% when indoor tempoeratures reach 80 degrees Fahrenheit without sufficient ventilation? More importantly, workers can risk serious heat illness and heat stroke symptoms without proper humidity control. The body stops evaporating sweat altogether when relative humidity reaches 90%.

When it comes to equipment, moisture and humidity cause serious concern. The U.S. power industry alone experienced $23 billion in plant repairs, worker injury, and increased downtime due to corrosion alone. Corrosion repairs account for the majority of total production costs, resulting in nearly three-fourths of a plant’s downtime (i.e. business losses).

Implementing humidity control strategies can have immeasurable positive impacts on a power plant’s operations. However, over two thirds of power plants routinely fails to protect the boiler during layups, and only about 6% protect the turbine from corrosion and humidity-related damage.

Contact Polygon to learn more about effective power plant layup strategies and the equipment your plant will need to protect the plant and your workers.  Infographic provided by http://www.polygongroup.com/

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How to Choose the Right Commercial Dehumidifier

Commercial dehumidifiers are not created equal. When preparing for a job that requires temporary climate control solutions, it’s critical to examine several factors to help you select the right equipment for your needs. These factors include the type of drying project, size of the job area, and the extend of the moisture present at the site. Factoring these into your decision will help you choose equipment that will get your job done correctly and efficiently, eliminating unnecessary project time and ensuring a quality job. Infographic provided by http://www.polygongroup.com/

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Winter is Coming – Is Your Furnace Ready?

Winter months bring the big chill – and that means you need your furnace to keep you and your family warm! Most consumers don’t know much about their furnace or when it might be time to either fix it or replace it. This infographic helps homeowners understand the most common furnace issues and gives them quick tips on furnace maintenance and repair.  Infographic provided by http://www.aaaheatingandcoolinginc.com/ 

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Controlling Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality is one of the single most important factors for maintaining good health at home and at work. Given that we spend almost 90% of our lives indoors, it’s important to consider the air we breathe and what might be contaminating it. This infographic illustrates  what makes good IAQ so important, the problems it can cause, and what you can do to improve the quality of the air in your home and office.  Infographic provided by AAA Heating and Cooling.

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Replacing Your Old Air Conditioner Can Save You Money

Many homeowners balk at the thought of installing a new air conditioning unit, fearful at the price of replacing their old system. However, studies show that installing a new air conditioner can actually save money over the long run. Between reducing energy consumption and operating at a higher SEER rating, new air conditioners can reduce utility bills and help avoid the high costs associated with air conditioner repair. This infographic illustrates the many reasons why homeowners should consider replacing their aging AC unit.

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Heat Pumps: The Right Choice for Portlanders

Heat pump installation is on the rise due to the money and energy savings a heat pump provides. A heat pump is nearly four times more efficient than an oil furnace and can save a household anywhere from 20% – 70% in monthly utility costs. Possibly the best part of installing a heat pump is having an all-in-one heating and cooling system. In the winter, the heat pumps pushes warm air into the home while pulling it out in the summer. Portlanders are particularly good candidates for heat pump ownership, as the temperate climate and low variance in average temperature allow for maximum energy and cost savings. Here at AAA Heating & Cooling we believe that heat pumps are the right choice for Portland homeowners. Call us for details about installing a heat pump in your home.  Infographic provided by AAA Heating and Cooling.

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